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Review: Champion of the Warm-up Tee by Ziky Boutique

August 3, 2016

Ziky Boutique is easily one of my favorite go-to businesses for equestrian inspired tees.  I absolutely love to wear them when I’m hanging out at the barn or traveling to the next horse show.  They are always made of the softest fabric and are lightweight and cool which is a huge plus here in the…

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Review & Giveaway: Sun Horse Shampoos

August 2, 2016

I am one of those horse moms who loves to buy and use anything all natural for my horses.  I think it’s so important to be mindful of what ingredients…

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The Low-Down On Dressage Fashion by TDS Saddlers

May 25, 2016

When competing in dressage, it is not just the performances being judged. There are certain standards that dressage-wear should adhere to and, let’s be honest, there is rivalry amongst competitors…

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Review: Grooming Hands Gloves

May 23, 2016

I love trying out new grooming products on my horses so when the opportunity to try out Grooming Hands grooming gloves came up I immediately said yes.  These are the…

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Review: Style Stock Metallic Silver Paisley Stock Tie

May 5, 2016

As a dressage rider, I am so excited to see new companies like Style Stock popping up and offering modern horse show wear.  Gone are the days of plain white…

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Review: Southern Equestrian Tees

May 4, 2016

I love a good t-shirt just like everyone else, and I am happy to say that Southern Equestrian tees are a cut above the rest.  I love love love these…

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Lookback: Braideez Tutorial

April 14, 2016

Since it is “throwback Thursday,” I thought we’d revisit one of our most popular posts.  It is a pictorial tutorial of how to use Braideez Braiding Wire that was put…

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Race Girl: New Book by Leigh Hutton

April 6, 2016

I have some really exciting news to share today!  Leigh Hutton, author of Jump Girl that was previously featured on VR, has just released a new book titled Race Girl! …

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Trend Alert: Breeches With Patterned Full Seat

March 29, 2016

As someone very into fashion in the equestrian world and everyday life, I love to see new styles and trends pop up.  This trend alert is for breeches with a…

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Lookback: VR Horse Show Checklist

March 28, 2016

With horse show season gearing up, here is a look back at one of our most popular posts to date – the VR Horse Show Checklist! Bookmark the link below…

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Review: Groom Ninja Shedding Blade

March 22, 2016

It’s that time of year!  Horses, dogs, every animal is shedding and hair is flying high and sticking to everything.  I’m not a big fan of shedding season but I…

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Review: Grey Horse Candle Company

March 10, 2016

I love to stumble across new equestrian small businesses so when I found Grey Horse Candle Company I knew I had to feature them on VR.  Grey Horse Candle Company…

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Mixed Up Bits Bracelet

February 24, 2016
Mixed Up Bits Bracelet

I recently came across this bracelet from Equestrian Jewelry and just had to share!  I absolutely love the design of the “mixed up” bits cuff, and it’s so chic and…

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Southern Horse Talk Interview with VR and Equestrianista Collection

February 15, 2016

I am so excited to announce the next installment of Southern Horse Talk which includes an interview with one of my good friends Julie Frykman of Equestrianista Collection!  We had…

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Review: Equestrian Creations Jump Over Challenges Hooded Sweatshirt

February 3, 2016

Equestrian Creations is a new business specializing in horse-inspired apparel designed to easily transition from the barn to the street.  They offer baby onesies, tees, and sweatshirts with fun equestrian…

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Review: The Burlap Pony Gifts

February 2, 2016

I am so excited to introduce a new equestrian business called The Burlap Pony.  They focus on rustic accents for the horse and home with most items being made in…

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Trend Alert: Wood Accessories

January 26, 2016

Accessories made out of wood is on the rise.  It is the latest and greatest in fashion, and it fits in perfectly with the equestrian lifestyle.  Barns are made from…

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Review: Comfortably Stabled Grooming Tote and Stall Sign

January 18, 2016

Personalized items are huge right now in fashion and in the equestrian world.  They offer a chance to be unique and set yourself apart at the barn as well as…

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Review: Ziky Boutique Dressage Glitter Tee

January 15, 2016

Ziky Boutique is one of my favorite equestrian small businesses.  They offer a wide variety of products ranging from tees to tack accessories to custom saddle pads plus team/barn apparel. …

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